Dr Sonia Morgan, Trust Secretary
obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Morgan has been a Director of Oxford Gene Technology Ltd
since 1997. Dr Morgan formerly worked as an administrator at the Open University until 2001, becoming the Trust Secretary of the Kirkhouse Trust the same year.
Emma Graham, Deputy Trust Secretary
obtained her BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Leeds in 2004 and joined the Kirkhouse Trust in 2006. Emma has worked on the Trust's Indian and East African projects as a Project Administrator and now manages the Trust's charitable activities under Dr Morgan.
Dr Fleur Geoghegan, Project Administration Co-ordinator
obtained her PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Birmingham in 2008. Having previously worked as a research projects manager on EU FP7 projects, she joined the Trust in 2011. Dr Geoghegan is the Project Administrator for the Trust's African Bean Consortium (ABC) projects. Dr Geoghegan is a fluent French speaker and assists the Trust in communication with French speaking African nations.
Tony Bowes, Project Administrator & IT Support
graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Geographical Information Science, which assists him in his role managing the Trust's computer systems, database and website development tasks.
Tony is the Project Administrator for the Trust's Indian and orphan legume projects.
Colin Dexter, Project Administrator
obtained his BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences with Biology and Chemistry from the Open University in 2005 and joined the Trust in 2008. Colin is the Project Administrator for the Trust's West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC) projects. He is also the Health & Safety officer for the Trust.
Dr Becky Lockyer, Project Administrator
obtained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology and PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Manchester. Becky joined the Trust in 2016 and is the Project Administrator for the Trust’s seed systems projects, as well as handling applications for the grant schemes.
Dr Janice Henderson, Dispatch & Procurement Officer
obtained her PhD in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology from the Open University. After some 20 years working in research laboratories, Dr Henderson then joined the Trust in 2004. She is responsible for the purchase and dispatch of laboratory equipment and consumables to Trust projects in India and Africa and has assisted Sir Ed Southern in developing a new horizontal Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis System (hPAGE) which the Trust sends out to its projects.
Dr Henderson works part-time.
Malcolm Little, Dispatch & Procurement Officer
joined the Trust in 2014. Malcolm is a qualified mechanical engineer and holds a Certificate in Education. Malcolm manages the Trust’s store and is a member of the Dispatch Team which sends consignments of equipment and consumables to the Trust’s projects.
Ann Lonie, Dispatch & Procurement Officer
obtained her BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences with Biology from the Open University in 2000. Prior to joining the Trust in 2016, Ann worked in a commercial role at Fisher Scientific and as laboratory manager for Allied Grain, running a busy cereal testing laboratory.
Kerry du Plessis, Accounting & Finance
joined OGT in 1999 and has acted as Trust accountant since 2004.